Sinister Topiary

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Real NameGarrett Selvheyt
Joined2009-01
Last Visited2018-12
LocationToronto

I worked in film. Now I smoke and write, and sometimes appear as a supernumerary with the Canadian Opera Company. Also a member of the Downtown Toronto Pipe Club.

I seem to like Italian & French pipes most, especially ones that have some personality to them. My favorite shapes are dublin, brandy, lovat, and pot.

I commissioned a small black sandblasted 9-panelled dublin from renowned pipe maker Michael Parks that is the highlight of my collection, and which decided to dedicate itself to SG's Bracken Flake. I've also recently acquired a lovely tawny Jacono pawn dublin.

My pipes are stored in a beautiful cabinet made by Two Cousins Pipe Racks.

Badges

Sage Has at least 10 reviews with 10 upvotes.
Savant Has voted at least 100 times.
Neutralist Has rated between 50% to 80% of their reviews with 2 or 3 stars.
Veteran Has posted reviews in at least 5 different years.
Connoisseur Has reviewed at least 50 tobaccos from at least 10 brands.
Celebrant Has reviewed at least 15 tobaccos from a single brand with a rating of 3 or 4.
Mentor Has voted for reviews spanning at least 100 different tobaccos.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2010-04-19 Cornell & Diehl - Opening Night (Simply Elegant Series) 99 ★★★★ 3.6
2010-06-28 Esoterica Tobacciana - Tilbury 100 ★★★★ 3.3
2009-06-10 Esoterica Tobacciana - Pembroke 99 ★★★★ 3.0
2009-08-11 G. L. Pease - Abingdon (Classic Collection) 136 ★★★★ 3.4
2016-01-06 GQ Tobaccos - Swamp Flower (House Series) 8 ★★★☆ 3.3
2009-10-28 McClelland - 3 Oaks Syrian (Collector Series) 94 ★★★★ 3.6
2009-03-19 McClelland - Royal Cajun Dark (Royal Cajun Series) 30 ★★★★ 3.3
2010-06-28 McClelland - CPCC Scottish Woods (Club Blends) 21 ★★★★ 3.7
2010-07-20 McClelland - CPCC Samovar (Club Blends) 43 ★★★★ 3.6
2013-11-28 McClelland - Dominican Glory Maduro 43 ★★★★ 3.3
2010-07-22 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 226 ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-05-13 Samuel Gawith - Bracken Flake 105 ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-04-21 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Balkan Mixture (Erinmore) 74 ★★★★ 3.3
2010-01-28 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 433 ★★★★ 3.5

Reviews

84 reviews
439 helpful votes
4 star:
29 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
28 Recommended
2 star:
17 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
10 Not Recommended

Preferences: Kentucky 3.6, Perique 3.6, Oriental/Turkish 3.5, Virginia 3.5, Latakia 3.5, Burley 3.4, Black Cavendish 3.3

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2017-03-22 Cornell & Diehl - Gray Ghost 16 11 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.6
2016-07-28 Samuel Gawith - Bothy Flake (Kearvaig Pipe Club) 39 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-02-29 Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake (Sea Scoundrels) 207 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-02-21 Esoterica Tobacciana - Dunbar 95 22 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2016-02-20 Erik Stokkebye - 4th Generation 1882 18 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2015-05-11 GQ Tobaccos - No. 1 Clementines Nip (Custom Blends) 8 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2015-05-05 GQ Tobaccos - Swamp Flower (House Series) 8 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2015-04-27 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Molto Dolce (Sutliff Private Stock) 167 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-04-24 Samuel Gawith - Irish Spring Flake (Four Seasons) 16 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2015-04-21 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 218 11 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2013-12-26 McClelland - CORPS Sophisticate (Club Blends) 8 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.4
2013-12-05 Peterson - Irish Cask 247 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-12-02 Samuel Gawith - Westmorland Mixture (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 52 11 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2013-11-30 Cornell & Diehl - Riverboat Gambler 31 7 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2013-11-28 McClelland - Dominican Glory Maduro 43 15 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2013-11-27 McClelland - Frog Morton's Cellar (Craftsbury Series) 199 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2013-09-05 Rattray - Old Gowrie (British Collection) 283 35 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2013-07-21 Samuel Gawith - St. James Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 193 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2013-06-29 Samuel Gawith - Sam's Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 85 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2013-06-05 Cornell & Diehl - Manhattan Afternoon (Simply Elegant Series) 40 6 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2013-05-17 G. L. Pease - JackKnife Plug (New World Collection) 145 7 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2013-05-13 Samuel Gawith - Bracken Flake 105 11 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-03-08 Samuel Gawith - Balkan Flake 189 15 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-12-18 Peterson - Irish Flake 426 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-08-05 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor Plug 26 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2012-07-24 McClelland - Grey Havens (Craftsbury Series) 81 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2012-06-08 Holger Danske - Royal Navy Flake 34 11 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-02-20 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 375 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-01-08 McClelland - Yenice Agonya (Grand Orientals) 25 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-12-16 Samuel Gawith - Celtic Talisman 87 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-11-04 G. L. Pease - Blackpoint (Classic Collection) 87 8 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-10-31 Dan Tobacco - Da Vinci 90 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2010-10-28 J. F. Germain & Son - Royal Jersey Original Latakia Mixture 34 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2010-10-16 Ashton - Smooth Sailing 51 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2010-10-15 Dan Tobacco - Sweet Vanilla Honeydew 109 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-10-05 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 583 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-07-22 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 226 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-07-20 McClelland - CPCC Samovar (Club Blends) 43 20 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2010-06-28 Esoterica Tobacciana - Tilbury 100 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-06-28 Solani - 633: Virginia Flake with Perique 156 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2010-06-28 Planta - Presbyterian Mixture 279 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2010-06-28 McClelland - CPCC Scottish Woods (Club Blends) 21 14 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2010-05-26 McClelland - Navy Cavendish (Matured Virginias) 73 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2010-05-17 McClelland - St. James Woods (Personal Reserve) 126 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-04-19 Cornell & Diehl - Opening Night (Simply Elegant Series) 99 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2010-04-07 McClelland - Tudor Castle Arcade (Collector Series) 12 6 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2010-03-10 Solani - 131: Red Label 34 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2010-03-06 Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Ten Russians 84 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-03-06 Samuel Gawith - Perfection 131 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2010-01-28 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 433 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-01-04 McClelland - 3 Oaks Original (Craftsbury Series) 23 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-01-03 Lane Limited - Captain Black Original (Regular) 481 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2009-12-09 Ashton - Winding Road 36 6 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2009-11-08 McClelland - Best of Show (Premium Aromatic) 36 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.8
2009-11-01 W.O. Larsen - Old Fashioned 64 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2009-10-28 McClelland - 3 Oaks Syrian (Collector Series) 94 12 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2009-10-27 Peterson - Connoisseur's Choice 166 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2009-10-15 G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series) 147 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2009-09-30 Butera - Kingfisher 83 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2009-09-14 McClelland - Oriental Mixture No. 14 43 6 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2009-08-11 G. L. Pease - Abingdon (Classic Collection) 136 16 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2009-08-11 G. L. Pease - Samarra (Original Mixtures) 89 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2009-08-11 G. L. Pease - Key Largo (Heirloom Collection) 93 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2009-08-04 McClelland - Royal Cajun Special (Royal Cajun Series) 28 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2009-08-04 McClelland - Royal Cajun Ebony (Royal Cajun Series) 28 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.3
2009-06-10 Esoterica Tobacciana - Pembroke 99 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2009-06-10 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 199 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2009-05-16 McClelland - Mellow Mack (Premium Aromatic) 44 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 2.8
2009-05-14 Samuel Gawith - Brown No. 4 139 4 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2009-03-21 Samuel Gawith - Black XX Twist (Rope) 152 6 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2009-03-19 McClelland - Royal Cajun Dark (Royal Cajun Series) 30 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2009-03-17 A & C Petersen - Caledonian Melange No.466 Grand Reserve 21 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2009-03-14 Peterson - De Luxe Mixture 67 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2009-02-27 McClelland - Frog Morton on the Town (Craftsbury Series) 234 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2009-02-26 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Balkan Mixture (Erinmore) 74 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2009-01-22 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 226 13 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2009-01-20 McClelland - British Woods (Personal Reserve) 88 12 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2009-01-20 Peterson - Sherlock Holmes 247 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2009-01-20 Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth Mixture 197 16 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2009-01-19 McClelland - Frog Morton on the Bayou (Craftsbury Series) 183 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2009-01-19 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 434 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2009-01-19 Peterson - My Mixture 965 598 6 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2009-01-19 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 523 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2009-01-19 Samuel Gawith - Kendal Cream Deluxe Flake 159 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0